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Articles tagged with 'charity'


Today's United We Dine supports United Way

Published Oct. 7, 2015

Join area restaurants in supporting United Way. Participating restaurants today and tonight will donate 10 percent or more of their total sales to United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha.


Verizon awards Sojourner Family Center $20,000 grant

Published Jan. 30, 2015

Milwaukee's Sojourner Family Center was awarded a $20,000 grant from Verizon through as part of a financial pledge made through "Because Voices Have Power," a social media campaign that encouraged people to share messages of hope to domestic violence victims and survivors.


Penfield Children's Center takes unique approach to Giving Tuesday

Published Dec. 2, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were good fun, but Giving Tuesday is all about giving back to our community. It's a relatively new concept, but several Milwaukee nonprofits participate, including Discovery World, UPAF and Pathfinders. One local organization, Penfield Children's Center, is making Giving Tuesday work through crowdsourcing.


Meet Hunter Hayes, help fight hunger

Published Nov. 10, 2014

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Three nights of Widespread Panic

Published Oct. 16, 2014

Just click here and begin bidding on a three-night True Spreadhead package for all three Widespread Panic shows at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 24, 25 and 26.


The Ice Bucket Challenge won't work for your non-profit

Published Aug. 21, 2014

If you work at a non-profit, you are, no doubt, watching the #IceBucketChallenge with great interest. You may be wondering how you can make a similar initiative work for your organization. You can't.


MACC Fund donations bring its total contributions to over $50 million

Published June 29, 2014

The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on Monday to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund's contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.


Buy a date, help a kid in need

Published April 29, 2014

Dating in Milwaukee can be hard. So instead of spending all the effort to find that special someone, why not just buy yourself a date with one of the area's most eligible bachelors or bachelorettes? We're kidding, of course, but the fifth annual bachelor/ette "Meet Your Match" auction is coming up, and with proceeds going to charity, it's not a bad time to put your romance money where your mouth is.


Walker's Point Youth & Family Center heals and empowers

Published Oct. 21, 2013

For the second year in a row, Potawatomi chose as a Miracle On Canal signature media partner.'s charity of choice is the Walker's Point Youth & Family Center. Find out more about this local non-profit gem.


Volunteers, emotion fuel Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Published Sept. 20, 2013

More than 18,000 people will gather on the Milwaukee Lakefront Sunday morning with the goal of raising $1.2 million to support the Komen Fund and breast cancer treatment and research. Their day of mourning, celebration, support and courage is made possible by the roughly 1,000 volunteers who spend about 10 months of the year devoted to the event and the cause.


UPAF distributes $8 million

Published Sept. 19, 2013

United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) announced today that it will distribute a record-breaking $8,338,000 this fiscal year to Southeastern Wisconsin performing arts groups.


Bonnie Blair's latest role: humanitarian

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Most Americans know Bonnie Blair as one of the most decorated Olympic speedskaters of all time, and most Milwaukeeans know her as one of our city's most famous residents. This summer, Blair channeled her fame for good, taking on a new role as the spokesperson for Catholic Relief Services.